Guess who was and absolute angel tonight? Well, angel might be overstating it just a teensy bit, but still, Punkin's behavior was vastly improved tonight. What was different? Was it her? Was it me? Mostly, I think it was me. I took some time today to read some articles and remind myself about why toddlers have tantrums -- usually it boils down to control.
She's so freakin' independent and having all these rules (gosh, mom!) laid down everywhere has
got to be bumming her out. So, tonight I tried to let loose a little. I tried to say yes when I could. I gave her options -- "Do you want to put on your pajamas or do you want to brush your teeth?"
And what do you know? It worked.
And now for something completely different....
Did I tell y'all where we're going this weekend? DOLLYWOOD!! We wanted to take the kids on one last hurrah before school starts and this was pretty much the only weekend we could go. It may be a lunatic trip -- we're driving up on Friday after work and are going to spend all day Saturday at Dollywood adn then drive home Sunday night. We have the option of staying overnight on Saturday, but it will depend on how tired we are. Anybody want to lay odds as to whether we'll be home Saturday night?
We had such a great time when we went back and December and we have these annual passes that are already paid for. And I am SO TOTALLY saving up my Weight Watchers points so that I can have a funnel cake, which I found out on Monday have like 32 points in them. 32!! That's more than my whole day's worth of points. That's like a day and half. But so worth it. Oh so worth it. Of course, knowing my children and how they must have some of whatever I'm having, I'll probably only eat about a fourth of it anyway. Or maybe I'll just get my own! Mwahahahahaha!
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